aka Patrick Waller

If you spent any time in some of Auckland’s more fringe and subcultural bars, nightclubs and live music venues over the last 40 years, chances are you’ve been part of a late-night dancefloor with Patrick Waller. Better known as DJ Dubhead, Waller delivers a surefooted soundtrack of vintage ska, rocksteady, roots reggae, dub, dancehall, funk, and hip-hop on the turntables, perhaps in combination with his long-time MC and close friend, Jamaican dancehall vocalist Tuffy Culture.

Outside of clubland, Waller is also the originator and host of 95bFM’s longstanding show The Rhythm Selection, broadcast on Monday nights from 9-11pm, where he has shared his musical passions with a dedicated listening audience since 1990.

Dubhead in 1990.
Photo credit: Gene Jouval
Dubhead with Stinky Jim and Josh Hetherington, Hallertau Brewery, Riverhead, 2017.
The 95bfm bus at Splore, February 2018. From left: Dom Nola, Duncan Campbell, Patrick Waller. 
Photo credit: Danescottcreative@gmail.com
Dubhead and Tuffy Culture at Neck of the Woods, K Rd Auckland, 2015
Jules Issa with Dubhead and Tuffy Culture
Photo credit: Kane Massey
Dubhead DJing for Skankage at the Powerstation, Auckland, March 1992
Dubhead and Tuffy Culture
Photo credit: Kate McArthur
Dubhead and Tuffy Culture
Photo credit: Photo by Kate McArthur. Dubhead collection
Patrick Waller, Brent Hayward and Julie Cooper recording in the Knox Presbyterian Church, Parnell
A poster to promote the Ram Dancehall single and live event with Danny D aka Dan E Dee on the right.
The Kiwi Animal: Brent Hayward, Julie Cooper, Patrick Waller
Dubhead in the Stylee Crew
Photo credit: Darryl Ward
Dubhead backstage at a Dam Native show at the Wailing Bongo in Hamilton, 1990s
DJ reunion: Dubhead (Patrick Waller), Dom Nola, Rob Southon, 2017.
Dubhead at Auckland Domain band rotunda for the One Love Unity Celebrations, 6 February 1997.
Dubhead (Patrick Waller) at the 95bFM studio.

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